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Polish movies/shows on Netflix?

Hi, does anyone know of any good movies/shows that are in Polish/dubbed in Polish? Preferably on instant play, but any suggestions are great.

December 2, 2016

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https://www.duolingo.com/galaxyjane

Ultraviolet is a Polish Netflix Original production that is on US Netflix and is outstanding. Mystery of the week format with a group of regular folks helping the police solve crimes using social media. We love it!

September 5, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/davidzweig2

Here's a catalogue of movies/series on Netflix with good subtitles, sorted by language: http://languagelearningwithnetflix.com/catalogue.html

Also, here's a free extension that adds bilingual subs, pop-up dictionary, and improved playback control: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/lln-language-learning-wit/hoombieeljmmljlkjmnheibnpciblicm

December 19, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Staruszek

I just downloaded some Polish films from Netflix UK, to watch on my next trip. So I can't tell you how good they are but the reviews I read through IMDb were promising. The films are as follows:
It Looks Pretty From A Distance
Joanna
Huba - Eng. title is Parasite

There's also some Polish Stand-up on Netflix UK, I haven't checked that out yet. I watched Polish comedy shows in Poland and I'm utterly lost as to what's happening!

Not on Netflix but some of my faves, maybe you can find them:
Avalon (2001)
Ida (2013)
Amator (1979) - Eng. title is Camera Buff

There's also Three Colors: Blue and Three Colors: White which include Polish amongst various languages. Totally awesome films these, love 'em.

December 29, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Staruszek

It Looks Pretty From A Distance (Z daleka widok jest piekny)
I watched on my last trip to Poland. Events unfold in a rural Polish village that end in the utter disregard for a neighbour's existence. From a language learners point of view it's fairly thin on dialogue. The story is grim to watch, it left me feeling saddened and empty.

January 17, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Staruszek

Rezerwat, 2007
Watched this on my last trip and hugely enjoyed it. A photographer moves into Praga, Warsaw, and meets the locals. It's full of great lines and local colour. I was thoroughly charmed by the story and would watch this again.

January 17, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Jellei

We only dub animated movies, and movies that will have a significant young audience, like Harry Potter, Narnia, Star Wars, etc. The idea of dubbing any 'serious' movie will be ridiculous to most Polish people. I don't remember hearing about any non-animated tv series being dubbed. So you should rather search for Polish productions.

December 2, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/BjornsenBjorn

Sorry, I phrased that wrong, I meant any good Polish movies; movies/shows that have been dubbed are less desirable.

December 2, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Jellei

Well, there was this topic, although there's not much written there. Also I don't know about the Netflix availability.

December 2, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/MetroWestJP

I just read an article that said Netflix greenlit production of its first Polish language series in Fall 2017. It's supposed to come out in 2018. No news since the announcement, as of 6 Feb 2018.

February 7, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Jellei

There is news :) http://antyweb.pl/netflix-polski-serial-obsada/

Shortly about the plot: alternative reality where the Iron Curtain did not fall. It's 2002, 20 years after a terrorist attack ended all Polish hopes to free from the Soviet occupation and allowed USSR not to fall. Two men discover a conspiracy which allowed for it all to happen.

February 7, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/stramner

I heard that you "read" (one guy just reading text, original voice in background) some stuff like tv series, etc. Is that not true?

April 11, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Jellei

Yes. Anything foreign, not just TV series. This is always an interesting topic for foreigners in Poland, and I've heard people talk about it two times since last week only ;)

The reader exists only on TV, though. Well, also on VHS tapes and sometimes on DVDs, but almost always a subtitled version will also be present in the DVD edition. Not cinema, definitely.

April 11, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Staruszek

Last time I was in Poland I was able download a number of movies from Netflix. Of course this option isn't available to most but it could be useful to some.

January 17, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/arienrhod1

You can legally watch some older Polish tv shows and movies (most free) on YouTube - some Polish movie studios have their official channels there:

October 31, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Teresaprytko4

1983 is a brand new show that's in polish originally, so it takes place in Poland and everything. I watched it and it's amazing

January 19, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Henry_Manelski

I just finished watching it too and I completely agree. It's an awesome show

January 23, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Jellei

Interesting, it has very average reviews in Poland. For example a 6,5 average on Filmweb.pl, which for a TV series is really quite bad. Haven't watched myself.

January 24, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/arienrhod1

I think the bad reviews are mainly because of the production process Netflix used when writing the scenario for the show: they wrote all of the dialogues in English, then translated it into Polish. Even before I knew that, half into the first episode, I said to a friend: "ouch, this scene is so awkward, the dialogue seems like a bad translation from English". And it turned out that's exactly what it was... Although aside of those few cringe-worthy moments, the show is very engaging, especially the visuals are quite stunning. I think people on Filmweb are judging it too harshly, but it doesn't really bother me all that much - I generally disagree with Filmweb scores.

January 24, 2019
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